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Acquiring the right talent at the right time is critical to the success of any organization, and UT is no exception. Identifying, attracting, and hiring talent can be complex, yet must be strategic.

UT’s recruitment team can provide you with the best options to hire top talent for your department. Resources are available for managers to understand the employee's entire employment cycle to include recruitment of talent.

Below are some tips for hiring different types of employees:


Faculty
Staff (Regular Exempt & Non-exempt
Staff (Temporary)


Faculty

Planning has started for including faculty positions in the online employment application system. Until faculty vacancies are available in the UT Jobs system, please continue to follow your current campus or institute process for filling faculty vacancies.


Staff (Regular Exempt & Non-exempt)

The following steps are provided to assist in filling regular exempt and non-exempt vacancies. For more detailed information, review our training materials.

Step 1: Requesting a Job Requisition
A job requisition is the first step to creating a new position. Complete a Position Create/Change e-form in IRIS to create a new position or to change or reevaluate an existing position. Use the same e-form to make those requests. Be sure to attach a job announcement that includes minimum, preferred and desired qualifications and search committee members’ names and email addresses.

All regular exempt and non-exempt positions must be advertised for a minimum of seven days. The presence of a well-qualified, diverse applicant pool will determine if the position should be advertised longer. A position may be advertised on the:

  • External Career Site: Both external and internal applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Internal Career Site: Only UT internal applicants* will be considered.

*NOTE: Regular and term UT faculty and staff are considered internal applicants for recruiting purposes. Student employees and friends should search and apply for jobs as external candidates.

Additional instructions on requesting a job requisition also are available here.


Step 2: Viewing a Requisition
The Human Resources Office will complete the requisition. After it is complete, you may view it in the applicant tracking system.

If you are logged in to the UT network, you will automatically be logged in to the system. If you are not logged in to the UT network, you will be asked to log in using your NetID and password.

Additional instructions on viewing requisitions are available here.


Step 3: Viewing and Managing the Candidate Pool
Employment recruiters will screen applications for minimum, required qualifications. Applications that meet the minimum job qualifications will be sent to the hiring manager via email for review. (NOTE: Separate emails are sent for each application).

Each applicant goes through a series of steps and statuses during the hiring process. Employment recruiters will assist you in moving candidates through the required steps and statuses. (NOTE: Primary and alternate interview pools MUST be approved by your affirmative action/equity and diversity office BEFORE the candidates can be interviewed. Your employment recruiter will assist with this step.)

Additional instructions on viewing your candidate pool are available here.

Additional instructions for managing your candidate pool are available here.


Step 4: Selection and Job Offer
Once you have selected a candidate to hire, contact your employment recruiter. He/she will assist with your campus/institute procedures for job offers and will conduct pre-employment background checks. Background checks must be conducted prior to making official offers, and offers are contingent upon successful background checks.

The approval for job offers takes place in IRIS and appears in the approver's inbox like all other approvals. The approval paths for both within-guideline offers and exceptional offers were determined by your campus or institute HR and Chief Business Offices.

Additional instructions for the job offer step being completed by the hiring department also are available here.


Step 5: Onboarding
After a verbal offer has been accepted by the successful candidate, a job offer letter will be sent to him/her. In addition, your employment recruiter will start the candidate's onboarding process. The Onboarding process allows the new hire to electronically accept the job offer.

Your employment recruiter also will schedule the new hire’s central signup/orientation appointment.

New hires are required to complete the I-9 form and provide appropriate supporting documentation either prior to or on the first day of work. This is necessary to allow the University time to meet the E-Verify requirement of verifying employment eligibility within three days of start date.


Staff (Temporary)

The following steps are provided to assist in filling term exempt and non-exempt vacancies. For more detailed information, review our training materials.

Step 1: Requesting a Job Requisition
A job requisition is the first step to creating a new position. Complete a Position Create/Change e-form in IRIS to create a new position or to change or reevaluate an existing position. Use the same e-form to make those requests. Be sure to attach a job announcement that includes minimum, preferred and desired qualifications and search committee members’ names and email addresses.

You have the option of advertising term positions in the employment online applicant system. A position may be advertised on the:

  • External Career Site: Both external and internal applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Internal Career Site: Only UT internal applicants* will be considered.

*NOTE: Regular and term UT faculty and staff are considered internal applicants for recruiting purposes. Student employees and friends should search and apply for jobs as external candidates.

Additional instructions on requesting a job requisition are available here.


Step 2: Viewing a Requisition
The Human Resources Office will complete the requisition. After it is complete, you may view it in the applicant tracking system. If you are logged in to the UT network, you will automatically be logged in to the system. If you are not logged in to the UT network, you will be asked to log in using your NetID and password.

Additional instructions on viewing your requisitions is available here.


Step 3: Viewing and Managing the Candidate Pool
Your employment recruiter will screen applications for minimum, required qualifications. Applications that meet the job's minimum qualifications will be sent to the hiring manager via email for review (NOTE: Separate emails will be sent for each application.)

Each applicant goes through a series of steps and statuses during the hiring process. Your employment recruiter will assist you in moving candidates through the required steps and statuses. (NOTE: If your campus or institute requires that the primary and alternate interview pools be approved by your affirmative action/equity & diversity office, your employment recruiter will assist you in this step.)

Additional instructions on viewing and managing your candidate pool also are available here.


Step 4: Selection and Job Offer
Once you have selected a candidate to hire, contact your employment recruiter. He/she will assist with your campus/institute procedures for job offers and will conduct pre-employment background checks. Background checks must be conducted prior to making official offers, and offers are contingent upon successful background checks.

The approval for job offers takes place in IRIS and appears in the approver's inbox like all other approvals. The approval paths for both within-guideline offers and exceptional offers were determined by your campus or institute HR and Chief Business Offices.

Additional instructions for the job offer steps being completed by the hiring department also are available here.


Step 5: Onboarding
After a verbal offer has been accepted by the successful candidate, a job offer letter will be sent to him/her. In addition, your employment recruiter will start the onboarding process for the candidate. This process allows the new hire to complete some central signup forms prior to the first day of work.

Your employment recruiter also will schedule the new hire’s central signup/orientation appointment.

New hires are required to complete the I-9 form and provide appropriate supporting documentation either prior to or on the first day of work. This is necessary to allow the University time to meet the E-Verify requirement of verifying eligibility of employment within three days of start date.

Human Resources Recruiters

Tony Givens
(UT Knoxville, UT Institute of Agriculture, UT Institute for Public Service & University-Wide Administration)
(865) 974-6642
agivens@utk.edu

Melanie Sadler
UT Chattanooga
(423) 425-4729
melanie-sadler@utc.edu

Tina Harris
UT Martin
(731) 881-7846
tharri46@utm.edu

Pam Ledford
UT Space Institute
(931) 393-7504
pledford@utsi.edu

Stacy Luckett
UT Health Science Center
(901) 448-5600
sluckett@uthsc.edu